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The North Dakota Safety Council is a private non-profit organization supported through grants, donations and memberships. Our mission is to save lives and prevent injuries at work, at home, on our roads and in our communities through education, training, leadership and advocacy. With nearly 1,000 member companies representing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active participant in influencing safe work practices all across North Dakota.

 

 

Thank You NDSC Members 

New Members as of
April 1, 2014

American Efficiency Services
Badlands Occupational Testing Services LLC
Crossed Sabres Construction
Dakotas and Western Minnesota Electrical JATC
Electrical Technologies & Supply, Inc
Friendship, Inc.
Fullerton Farmers Elevator
Grayrocks Recycling LLC
Martin Construction, Inc.
National Water Treatment Services
Northern Electric Inc
Paces Lodging Corporation
Pro Pallet
Professional Construction Services, Inc
Saulsbury Industries
ULM Corporation
Union Tank Car Co
 

Flagger Training

NDSC Hires Training Director
 
Andy ReevesApril 11, 2014 – The NDSC has hired Andy Reeves as our new Training Director. Reeves is a former HSE Director with 12 years of oil and gas experience from the North Dakota, Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico fields. In his previous positions, he was responsible for risk management and loss prevention; DOT, FMCSA and PHMSA compliance and implementation; incident investigations; equipment inspections and audits; worker’s compensation claim management, and more. Andy is a Behavior Based Safety specialist and is an authorized OSHA 10- and 30-hour trainer, First Aid/CPR instructor, PEC Basic Instructor and H2S instructor.

At the NDSC, Andy will be responsible for training a wide variety of courses and services including higher level supervisory courses, helping to write and review ECCS safety plans, managing our training schedule and increasing our presence statewide.
 
Andy can be reached at andyr@ndsc.org.
 


NDSC Conference Certificates Available

April 11, 2014 – Certificates of Attendance are now available for the NDSC's 2014 Safety & Health Conference. If you did not receive an email to download your certificate, please contact Serena Schmit at SerenaS@ndsc.org or Kayla Schramm at KaylaS@ndsc.org.
 


Operation Lifesaver, Inc. Launches National Public Service Campaign
 
April 11, 2014 - On April 8, Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) launched a new public service advertising campaign called See Tracks? Think Train! This campaign aims to reduce pedestrian and driver injuries and fatalities around railroad tracks by highlighting behaviors that put people at risk.
 
"Every day someone's risky behavior around railroad tracks gets them injured or killed," said OLI President and CEO Joyce Rose. "Our goal with this campaign is to make people think twice before doing something risky or unsafe. Ultimately it's all about educating people and saving lives."
 
North Dakota Operation Lifesaver (NDOL) will be utilizing the See Tracks? Think Train! campaign materials throughout the year as they focus on reducing the number of highway-rail and trespasser injuries and fatalities in North Dakota.
 
To learn more about NDOL, contact Peter Pomonis at PeterP@ndsc.org.
Visit www.SeeTracksThinkTrain.org for campaign materials and infographics.


April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April 1, 2014 – Thousands die needlessly each year because people continue to drive distracted. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and is the perfect time to urge your coworkers, friends and family to: stop using cell phones while driving, recognize that hands-free devices offer no safety benefit, understand the dangers of the cognitive distraction in the brain, and tell others about the dangers of distracted driving.

The NDSC wants to help you spread the word, and we have just the right tools to get you started!

Start spreading the message today with these tools:

  1. Take the pledge to drive distraction free and share it with your friends and coworkers.
  2. Download our distracted driving awareness toolkit, including posters, fact sheets, policies and more! Share the safety messages at work, in your community, and at home!
        Schools:
    download our school toolkit, designed just for you, to help encourage your
        students and their families to take a stand against distracted driving.
  3. Utilize our family contract, and make a family agreement to never drive distracted.
  4. Learn how to protect yourself from distracted drivers by taking an NDSC Defensive Driving Course.
  5. Host an Alive at 25 Defensive Driving Course for the young drivers in your community. Contact Terry at TerryW@ndsc.org to learn more.
NDSC members get more!
Click here to download exclusive members-only items, such as additional posters, fact sheets, and an activity guide!
 
Plus, find even more tools, including videos, infographics, tip sheets, and more at www.nsc.org.
 


Job Opening at Menlo Worldwide Logistics

April 3, 2014 - This job opening is for a Safety Coordinator in a construction equipment manufacturing facility. The primary responsibility is to assist the Site Manager with developing and sustaining a culture of safety on the journey to world class safety performance and processes. Please click here to apply and reference req. #SAF000106. For questions, contact Maureen Leavy at 480-473-7211 or
leavy.maureen@menloworldwide.com.


NSC Advanced Safety Certificate Courses
Now Offered Through the NDSC

Advanced Safety CertificateMarch 7, 2014 – The NDSC is now offering the National Safety Council’s Advanced Safety Certificate (ASC) program, a nationally accredited safety program with a curriculum based on proven best practices. The ASC is a starting point and a clear roadmap to a best-in-class educational experience. The program goes beyond training to develop knowledgeable Safety Practitioners using a robust curriculum focused on building critical thinking skills.
 
This real-world approach ensures participants:
  • Can quickly identify hazards and implement corrective actions.
  • Have the knowledge to develop and execute safety plans.
  • Gain the leadership skills and confidence to drive fundamental change.
  • Initiate networking relationships that will help their career path.

The curriculum offers a strong line-up of nine high-level safety courses, including Safety Management Techniques, Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene, Safety Training Methods, and Team Safety.

The NDSC will be offering ASC on a regular basis. For more information on the program,click here. For detailed descriptions and course dates, visit our training calendar and look for the ASC logo identifying qualified courses.

If you have questions about how to pursue an Advanced Safety Certificate, please contact Don at 701-751-6117 or donm@ndsc.org



News You Can Use
 

CSB cites corrosion as cause of 2009 refinery blast; calls for inherently safer design
April 21, 2014 – A corroded pipe that had not been inspected for years was the source of the hydrogen release and subsequent explosion at the Silver Eagle Refinery in 2009, according to a new analysis from the Chemical Safety Board.

OSHA schedules informal hearing on crane certification extension
April 21, 2014 –
Stakeholders are invited to participate in an informal
OSHA hearing on May 19 in Washington to discuss a proposal to extend the compliance date for crane operator certification requirements.

Study links school access to soda to obesity risk
April 21, 2014 –
Sugary drinks may be the biggest factor in adolescent obesity, with access at schools contributing to higher consumption, according to a new
study from the University of British Columbia.

USFA: Electrical failure most frequent cause of residential building electrical fires
April 21, 2014 – Approximately 280 people were killed and 1,125 were injured in home electrical fires from 2009 to 2011, according to a new report from the U.S. Fire Administration.


MSHA: Mining deaths up, injuries down
April 21, 2014 – Deaths in the mining industry increased in 2013, but overall injuries declined, according to recently released preliminary data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Cell phones and driving: Does your organization have a policy in place?
April 11, 2014 - A great way to observe Distracted Driving Awareness Month this April is to create or enhance a cell phone policy in your organization.

Infographic: 'Hands-free is not risk-free'
April 7, 2014 -
A recent
National Safety Council poll found 80 percent of drivers believe hands-free cell phones are safer than handheld phones.

Click here for full news stories on our News page.


The North Dakota Safety Council provides safety training and services across the state, including the cities of Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston.